Improving soil health not only cleans up water quality and reduces soil loss but also provides a better environment for cash crops to succeed. Learn about basic soil health principles and how cover crops are key to making those happen on your farm.
CCA/CPAg: 1.0 Soil and Water Management
CPSS/CPSC: 1.0 Professional Meeting
Ray McCormick has worked with cover crops over 20 years on several thousand acres of both owned and rented land in Southern, Indiana. He shared his practical experiences incorporating cover crops in his operation and the benefits that he’s gained.
Kris Nichols is a Research (Soil) Microbiologist with the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND. Her research and professional achievements have focused on the impacts of cropping and grazing systems on soil microbiology, nutrient cycling, and soil aggregation to improve soil health and water quality.
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